Francis Godwin:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Francis Godwin (1562-1633) received a master's degree from Christ Church, Oxford in 1583 and doctor of divinity in 1595. His remarkable work The Man in the Moone, or a Discourse of a Voyage thither states a belief in the Copernican system; this work probably influenced both Cyrano de Bergerac and Jonathan Swift.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Migratory birds that fly all the way to the Moone.

The Man in the Moone (1638)

Weightlessness in Space
This appears to be the first description of the idea of weightlessness in space.

The Man in the Moone (1638)

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